Walter Tull - Forgotten Hero

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by GPRegt, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Anyone else see this? Superb programme. There's also an accompanying dramatisation.

    Anyone heard of Walter Tull before the programme?


    Steve W.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I watched it first time round a few months ago. I was surprised how early the first black officer went through Sandhurst. Before the show I'd have guessed the 70's at th earliest.

    I only saw the drama and it was very good.

    Cheers
     
  3. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Drew,

    Watch the doc while you can.

    Steve W.
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Commented on him on another thread the other week.
    Really deserves to be higher profile in the National consciousness.
     
  5. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Commented on him on another thread the other week.
    Really deserves to be higher profile in the National consciousness.

    Owen,

    Did run a search but didn't find anything solely on Walter Tull.

    Agree on your statement. He really does deserve greater recognition.

    Steve W.
     
  6. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    These two programmes are on again tonight on BBC4 at 22.25 and 23.25. And as I missed them first time I have V+ them;)
     
  7. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    Re Walter Tull, they recently had an exhibition of his life at the Dover and Folkestone museums. They is info on the Dover War Memorial Project site. delboy
     
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    wtid45 Very Senior Member

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    Swiper Resident Sospan

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  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The British Army has a long tradition of not awarding or downgrading decorations where they were merited. Officers suffered less from it than Other Ranks.
     

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